Summer Edition No.3

" Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior!"

Message from the Principal

Dear Warrior Families,

Our newsletter and robocalls continue to be an important tool for us in order to communicate with you on any information or updates whether from school, district and from the community.

As you may be aware, our 2020-21 school year scheduled to begin on August 13th. The district has launched a platform on which you fill find updates on the progress we are making in our student-centered planning process. You will also find the Roadmap to Reopen which is a structured timeline that revolves around our three Task Force groups:

1) Health and Safety Task Force
2) School Operations Task Force
3) Technology, Teaching, and Learning Task Force

Link: https://www.mdusd.org/reopen

We invite our families to please take the time to fill out our YVHS and district surveys listed below. Your input is valuable to us as we continue to build on for our next school year. We appreciate your time and support.


Efa Huckaby


Seniors, you have received calls and emails regarding Diploma pick up dates and times. Only Seniors whom met Graduation requirement may pick up their diploma. If you are currently attending summer school, you may not pick up your diploma at this time, you must wait until you have completed your course/s. If you are unable to pick up your diploma on the date listed, we will hold your diploma and you may pick it up at the beginning of the school year in the fall. We ask for graduates to please wear a mask and head to the Conference Room located next to the treasurer's office. All Fines must be cleared in order to get your diploma.


Wednesday, 24th from 11 am - 1 pm

Need to clear fines? You do so from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Family Survey for Fall Reopening

Encuesta para Familias sobre la Reapertura de los Escuelas en Otoño. Survey is in English and Spanish.

YVHS Parent Survey Internet Access

As we continue to work closely with the district on finding solutions to best support our diverse community, we would like to hear from our Warrior families on their concerns in regards to internet access. Please take the time to look at our survey.

YVHS Encuesta de Padres sobre Acceso a Internet

A medida que continuamos trabajando con el distrito para encontrar soluciones que apoyen mejor a nuestra comunidad diversa,nos gustaría saber de ustedes sobre sus preocupaciones con respecto al acceso a internet. Por favor de ver nuestra encuesta.


Friday Letter

Website Launch: Roadmap to Reopen

The 2020-21 school year will begin on August 13th, and we look forward to reopening, with safety, community, equity, and quality instruction at the forefront of our collective minds. What will MDUSD schools and services look like?

Don't miss the latest information from our district.



We encourage you to take a deep dive into specific, evidence-informed guidance and operating procedures for keeping schools mentally and physically safe during reopenings.

This 30-minute, live, interactive session will give you a sneak peek into our forthcoming "playbook" for school reopening, developed by Kaiser Permanente, Healthier Generation, and a number of nationally recognized and trusted school health organizations.

Click on the link below.

Explore America Tour with Mrs. Collier

Are you interested in seeing Washington D.C. and New York? Well, you're in luck! Ygnacio Valley's bi-annual trip is happening this coming Spring! Spend 5 days touring the picturesque, historical scenery of Washington D.C., seeing things like the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Museums as well as beautiful New York City where we will tour famous landmarks like Ellis Island, Central Park, The Empire State Building and then see a Broadway production! Sound like fun? Please visit Mrs. Collier's tour website http://www.efexploreamerica.com/2362131fy for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Collier at collierj@mdusd.net.

YEARBOOK UPDATE "We are the Light"

Due to COVID-19, the printing of Herff Jones yearbooks has been delayed. Our printed yearbook is tentatively scheduled to be delivered early July. There is a digital version ready and you may have acess to this through the free Herff Jones Plus One app, sign up using Ygnacio Valley 2020, last name and Student ID Number, next screen use your personal email and create a username and password. The digital version comes free with your purchase of the printed volume.


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Community Resources and Other Information

MDUSD Community Meals

We continue to be ever so proud of our Food and Nutrition Department staff, community partners, and volunteers who are on the front lines serving meals to our families. These basic needs are so vitally important, and when our scale is now approaching close to 50,000 meals each week, it takes a tremendous amount of creativity and logistical expertise to make it happen. Our hats are off to them, and our hands are across our hearts, acknowledging and grateful for the great, continuing efforts on this front.

Find the most recent informational flyers here, which were created by our very own Angie Vickroy in the Food and Nutrition Department:
English Flyer | Spanish Flyer

Reminder: You May be Eligible for Additional Nutrition Benefits

The State of California will be providing additional nutrition benefits to families who qualify for free/reduced meals—up to $365 (card) for each eligible child. The total amount you will receive will depend on how many eligible children are living in your home.

Who is eligible for Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits?
Children are eligible for P-EBT benefits if: 1) Their school is closed due to coronavirus (COVID 19); and 2) They are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

How do I get P-EBT benefits?
Most families with children who receive CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply online. They will get their P-EBT card in the mail between May 7 - 22, 2020.
Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do NOT get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits must apply online before June 30, 2020. Applications will be available here, starting on May 22, 2020: www.ca.p-ebt.org

Find out more information here.

Monument Crisis Center and Food Distribution Services

Monument Crisis Center is running an Emergency Food Distribution program on the following dates and times:

Monday, June 15 9am-12pm,
Tuesday, June 16 9am-12pm,
Wednesday, June 17 9am-12pm

Monday, June 22 9am-12pm

Tuesday, June 23 9am-12pm
Wednesday, June 24 9am-12pm

Monday, June 29th 9am-12pm

Tuesday, June 30th 9am-12pm

Wednesday, July 1st 9am-12pm

Monday, July 6th, 9am-12pm

Tuesday, July 7th 9am-12pm

Wednesday, July 8th 9am-12pm

Wellness Informational Resources



Parent and Youth Helpline:

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/

How Teens Can Help with the Movement


9 Habits of Empathy with Dr. Michele Borba

by CharacterStrong

Dr. Michele Borba has spent decades thinking and teaching about empathy. Her work has revealed that the pathway to a less violent, less hateful, and more connected world is cultivating the skill of empathy. With 24 books under her belt and over 150 appearances on the TODAY show, her insights are rooted in research and are hyper-practical. On this webinar, CharacterStrong’s co-founder Houston Kraft and Dr. Borba spend time thinking about how to come back to school and address trauma, race, and cultivate altruistic leaders. Here is the replay, some key links, and some of the most meaningful, tweetable learnings of their hour together.


The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History


Now celebrating its twenty-fifth year, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History was founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, visionaries and lifelong supporters of American history education. The Institute is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources.

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. Drawing on the 70,000 documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and an extensive network of eminent historians, the Institute provides teachers, students, and the general public with direct access to unique primary source materials.

What do I tell my Kids

Experts advise on how to discuss Black Lives Matter movement?


Talking About Race, immigration and COVID-19 to Students


Information on DACA



Seniors 2020 Survey

Please log-in to your Naviance account and complete the senior survey. Please let me know what your plans are for next fall in Naviance and the survey!! This includes students that are attending community college, the military, trades schools etc.


Click on the button to access Homelink.

YVHS Virtual Wellness Center

This Virtual Calming Room is a place for students, families and staff to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. We are here to support you! Ygnacio Valley HS Wellness Center and YVHS Academic Team

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, actual or potential parental, family, marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX student issues, please contact the Title IX Compliance Officer, Michael A. Jimenez, Assistant Superintendent High School, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at jimenezma@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX employee issues, please contact the Executive Director of Personnel, Lisa Murphy Oates, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at murphyoatesl@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying, please contact the Equity Compliance Officer, Jennifer Sachs, Executive Director of Instructional Support, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at sachsj@mdusd.org.